Day 160: Rio Grande Campground, Big Bend NP, TX Windy and warm. Here in Big Bend there is a hot springs you can soak in. It was a business 60 to 100 years ago, and now it is a free hike-in spot. The springs are literally on the Rio Grande, literally on the US-Mexico border.... Continue Reading →
Day 159: Chisos Basin Campground, Big Bend NP, TX Partly cloudy and warm. We are going east through Big Bend National Park and seeing lots of roadrunners crossing the road, and we saw lots of ringtail scat here. We went as far as the east side of Big Bend and secured a campsite at Rio... Continue Reading →
Day 158: Grassy Banks Campground, Big Bend Ranch State Park, TX Sunny and warm. I am happy to report that no one tried to get into this country during our Grassy Banks border watch last night. Not even a deer. There was however a lot of critter activity around our campsite, as evidenced by scat... Continue Reading →
Goat Head Thorn Stepped on this in stocking feet. I must have brought it in on one of my shoes. It was a bugger to get out.
Breakfast is one of my favorite meals. This open face egg dish is delicious. 1-Toast rye bread with a little butter in pan 2-Remove from pan and place asadero cheese on the toast 3-Cook an over easy egg in the buttered pan 4-Place egg on top of the cheese and toast 5-Turn off heat and... Continue Reading →
Day 157: Davis Mountains State Park, TX Sunny and mild. On our way to Big Bend Ranch State Park we drove through 50 miles of this, Rio Grande on our right, Mexico beyond. There is no border wall here. The ranger at the park said the terrain is too rough to attempt an illegal crossing... Continue Reading →
Day 156: Davis Mountains State Park , TX Sunny and cool. Once again I judged something too quickly. I wasn’t interested in visiting an old fort named for Confederate President Jefferson Davis. We were driving by on our way to the library when I noticed how nice the fort’s buildings looked in the morning sun.... Continue Reading →
Day 155: Licon Dairy, San Elizorio, TX Sunny and cool. We bought some asadero cheese at the Licon Dairy, just made this morning, and made quesadillas for breakfast. This is a white, mild, melting cheese that makes a very nice quesadilla. The Licon Dairy was a very pleasant place to spend the night. We visited... Continue Reading →